fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol - bourbon, rice coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dusty coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to hophead22. Pours with a near black body with a small tan head. Aroma are a touch tart, currants, spicy/peppery coffee, roasty, chocolate, vanilla. Flavors are coffee, nutty, and good roast. A bit of vanilla towards the finish. A bit tart as well. Seems like the early onset of an infection. Dry and a bit thin.
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Really black, no head. Aroma of treacle and vanilla. Sweet and heavy with massive body. Super sticky and bold, truckloads of treacle and vanilla. Some coffee may be there too. Not a complete trainwreck, but not far from it.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #45. Nice beer, not a lot of coffee that I could pick up, mild bourbon character, decent overall. (2045)
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours an oily, rich brown with a foamy, beige head. Rick coffee aroma. Very sweet flavor with plenty of coffee, mocha, roasted malts, brown sugar, some lightly stinging booze. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish with wood, roast, booze, coffee, mocha. Good stuff overall.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Black with almost no head. Vegetal coffee grounds and chili pepper aroma and taste with an earthy coffee finish.
EdKing (2320) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Dark brown colour with an off white head. Nose is deep roasted coffee bean, bourbon barrel sweetness, vanilla. Taste is chocolate, coffee and soft bourbon notes on the finish. There’s a touch of acidic red berry sourness in there too. Balance is good.
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Black beer. Thin tan head. Classy choc. Good coffee. Bit of heat on finish. Coffee choc liquer finish. Choc cookie finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle45/213 at rbwg 3/5/11.
pours more of a dark porter brown than a typical stout black. either way, there’s no head.
the aroma is a massive coffee monster with vanilla and chocolate arms and eyes that shoot spicy green barrel goodness...eh.
there is a slight coffee tartness on the finish of the flavor (which is more or less the aroma) and a lingering ashiness. not a whole bunch of bourbon. fairly dry. nice. 8/3/8/3/17
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a rich yellowy-beige head.. looked great, but the head settled quickly. The aroma picked up sour coffee and bourbon notes over burnt black patent and meatier coffee.. oak, sweet bourbon, and peppery alcohol really stick on the back of the nose.. some nice components, but it came across a little brash. The flavor found tangy bourbon and oak throughout.. meaty, earthy, and nutty coffee plus mocha at the core.. vanilla, rye, peppery alcohol, and more bourbon around.. finished with sour barrel that masked some of the tasty underlying brew and coffee.. really tasty coffee came back after the swallow. Medium-plus bodied and sharp from the barrel on the palate.. dry and grainy on the back-end.. I don’t think the bourbon barrel was necessary here, but it was still a good brew.